August 13, 2007

Boy Fun

You know I'm all about the memories . . . with that in mind I am like the energizer bunny. Which is to say, I work long hours each week, only to fit in time for "fun stuff" whenever humanly possible.

Let me explain - I do not want to be one of those people who finds out in their old age that their child harbors some resentment because they worked too much and had no time for them. So, while I work - too much - I always find time for the Boy and that means Boy Fun!

Take last week and this week too for that matter, I worked a grand total of 57 hours with two hour commutes each day which left me out of my home for a total of 67 hours last week. Now, that doesn't leave a lot of time does it?

Here is where making memories comes in. On Tuesday it was pouring, crazy downpours. I took the boy out to the driveway where we proceeded to dance around like maniacs in the rain. Who says mud puddles aren't fun?

Then there was Thursday where the boy and I watched a Bollywood film and proceeded to dance around like maniacs singing songs in Hindi - a language neither of us know . . .

Then there was Friday . . . Wait, I know what you are all thinking! You are thinking "Damn, she dances around like a maniac a lot". You are correct, nothing throws a four year old child into fits of laughter quite like watching mommy dance around like a maniac - remember, little memories. . .

Ok, back to Friday, we went to the Farm Show. It is back to back farm shows here and we are country folk so we do farm shows - BACKOFF! We toured the livestock barns, ate corndogs and fries, drank milkshakes, listened to a blue grass band and "petted cow babies" for several hours. The boy was loving it. He loves the farm show and especially loves the pigs. He was mad I didn't let him come home with twenty baby chicks though.

Saturday he went to a picnic with my folks and just to relax a bit, my hubby and I worked at a dual wedding for 500 people. We didn't have to cook this time, but rather we just served and made sure things were filled etc . . . Did I mention it was outside in the blazing heat and in a soggy field? ack.

Sunday? Snuggle time. The Boy and I do this "kissing competition" thing. We see who can get the most kisses in when the other isn't looking. Except it is rather awkward to keep kissing his head etc . . . so, we kiss our fingers and touch each other, dueling pointer fingers. So I kept touching his nose and he thought making a pattern was fun so he'd kiss my head, my chin, my nose, my cheeks, this went on until he was rolling with laughter then to calm down he asked me to sing to him (something I don't do well), so I sang "Baby Mine" from Dumbo and before I knew it we were both sleeping in a ball on the couch.

This week? Work, work, work, interview, work and then the Beach for the weekend! Yay!

How about you? Anything fun going on?

Posted by Oddybobo at August 13, 2007 03:24 PM | TrackBack

Sounds EXACTLY right to me! It's ALLLLL about the memories!

Oh, and I saw you sneak that "interview" in amongst all that work. Good Luck!

Posted by: Tammi at August 13, 2007 03:50 PM

"petted cow babies"

aaaawwwww... I still remember going to a petting zoo when I was 4 years old...! He's going to remember all this really fun stuff...! :)

Posted by: pam at August 13, 2007 04:54 PM

Petting zoo horror stories: Llamas can spit a wad equal in size to a grapefruit. And they are solid.

And you might want to find a full time job if all you work is 57 hours a week. Oh, that's right, you're a girl........

I did over seventy hours last week. I gotta go to Baltimore on Sunday, back on Wednesday, then court all day on Thursday. Awesome.

But, in Baltimore, Bean and I will have a kissing contest. Much unlike yours, though. But, then she will be gone for over six months.

Posted by: Two Dogs at August 13, 2007 05:57 PM

Okay I'm tired... LOL. And I don't even have kids here.

Have fun in your mud puddles. *grin* I have a few pics of young son after some mud puddle encounters. I stayed out of them. ;-)

Posted by: Teresa at August 13, 2007 06:11 PM

Wonderful (on all counts)

Posted by: vw bug at August 13, 2007 07:51 PM

Singing in Hindi. That cracked me up.

Posted by: Bou at August 13, 2007 09:04 PM

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!! :)

Posted by: Richmond at August 14, 2007 05:13 PM

Dancing. Mud puddles. Singing in Hindi. Damn girl! I'm coming to stay at your house!

Posted by: Jerry at August 14, 2007 11:37 PM